So when we last left our intrepid hero, he was striking out on his own and debating which path to take. He decided to go the fully independent route, although fraught with dangers, it seemed to be the path where he could do the most good. At the suggestion of another he was considering joining the local chamber of commerce, but was unsure if that is the correct path. While it seems it could lead to business contacts, it also seems to be pretty useless in the grand scheme of things. While "cheap" to join, it's still money out of pocket that could be spent on something more useful...actual leads for example. His business cards in the chamber office, an ad in a monthly newsletter that appears to have been put together by a monkey with a stapler and time on its hands. What are your thoughts on this option?